No matter your skin issue, a proper cleanse is fundamental to your skin’s health and the efficacy of the products that follow. A cleanser gets rid of the dirt, oil, makeup, and pollution that can clog pores and helps create a clean slate for the rest of your products to go to work toning, treating, and hydrating.
For those with oily and acne-prone skin, cleansing is even more imperative, as it helps prevent the build-up of excess oil that can lead to breakouts. There is a common misconception for those people that your skin is only “clean” when it is clear of oils. The reality is that trying to remove those oils altogether will only make your skin worse off. When you strip away skin’s natural oils, you actually cause your oil glands to produce even more sebum, which can lead to more instances of clogged pores and the potential for an increase in breakouts.
For that reason, not all cleansers will be ideal for those prone to blemishes. The best cleanser for acne-prone skin is one that is non-comedogenic and cleans the skin without drying it out, helping keep surface oil in balance. Additional benefits like drawing out impurities and shrinking the appearance of pores are also great to look for in an acne cleanser.
To help you determine which one is right for you and your complexion, check out our best cleansers for acne-prone skin.
Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser
Our Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser is made with blemish-fighting Salicylic Acid, this cleanser is a necessity in any successful anti-acne routine. With a dermatologist-tested formula that also features Frankincense and Ginger Root Extract, this foaming face wash helps clear acne blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads and prevent new ones from forming.
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser
Our Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser is a gel-textured face wash that manages to strike the perfect balance of hydration and oil-reduction. It’s an oil-free version of our classic Ultra Facial Cleanser that’s great for those struggling with excess sebum. It visibly reduces excess surface oil while making skin look and feel more balanced. The sulfate-free formula leaves skin clean and refreshed without over-drying.
Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser
When congestion and dead skin build-up clog your pores, you need to reach for a detoxifying cleanser like the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser. Using Amazonian White Clay and Aloe Barbadensis, the unique formula is rich in minerals and helps purify by gently removing the surface debris, toxins, and oils that can cause breakouts and make pores look enlarged.
Men's Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash
Studies have shown that men produce about four times more sebum than women, meaning they are more likely to suffer from overly oily skin. To help decrease their natural shine, our Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash is a hybrid exfoliator and wash in one. It sloughs off dead skin cells with Crushed Apricot Seeds and removes the debris that can block pores and make them appear larger.
Stop making your skin “squeaky” clean and start making it healthy clean instead. Wash your face the right way with a cleanser for acne-prone and you'll truly see a difference.